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, the latest victims of the national security agency's surveillance programs according to intelligence linked by edward snowden. the nsa has admitted to the program to access internet user accounts but described new reports that infiltrated yahoo! and google databases as factually incorrect. breakings not an essay into any databases. it would be illegal for us to do that. -- does collect information on terrorists and our national intelligence priorities, but we are not authorized to go into a u.s. company's servers and take data. we have to go to a court process for doing that. >> but the "washington post" says there is more to the story, reporting details of a separate over program-- nsa dubbed muscular. fiber-optic cables that connect the databases on four continents, collecting information including text, audio, and video. u.s. law forbids the government from explicitly spying on u.s. citizens on american soil without a court order. the cables crisscross under international waters, allowing the nsa to bypass that restriction. deniedogle and yahoo! allowing the government to collect their c
the director of the national security agency. but the congress people in the house intelligence committee were adamant they did not know anything about how we gather intelligence. >> i think that if you are's tapping the phone line of a foreign leader, and ally that is a significant intelligence activity that should be reported to the committee. >> i too want to just say that we need to do everything we can to insurance that our members get the information that we need. >> why did we not know that heads of states were being eaves dropped on, spied on. >> i thought we were bros. these folks in congress on the house intelligence committee are completely taken off guard but what-- maybe the access of american intelligence gathering and they invest ree right to be outraged and surprised. well, not every right, no right, they have no right. here's why. >> in 2001 congress passed the patriot act giving our intelligence agencies access to quote any tangible thing. that's the phrase that's in the patriot act. our nation's intelligence has to have access to everything exaccept-- except wishes and faire
of the national security agency, has said that the reports about the n.s.a. tapping into google servers is not an accurate report. clearly, however, we need to have reforms of the system. we need to have more transparency. and we need to ensure that the privacy and civil liberties of americans are being safeguarded. and just today we approved a major reform bill that would l do just that. i'm very pleased that it includes an amendment that i authored with my colleague angus king from maine that will strengthen the role of the privacy and civil liberties board to do for oversight of n.s.a.'s collection programs. >> woodruff: senator, let me turn you now -- thank you for that. i want to turn you now to the republican party and there's a new nbc/"wall street journal" poll out need shows record low approval ratings for your party for the republican party. it shows approval is down for the government overall but for republicans 22% positive, 53% negative. why do you think that is? >> that's certainly a clarion call for the republicans from my party to do a lot of self-examination. i think it
for pope francis. they tried to clear the air with this statement. the national security agency does not target the vatican. assertions that it has are not true. also wednesday the united nations says it received similar asurnss that its communications networks are not and will not be monitored by american intelligence, but it was not clear whether they were monitored in the past, but it's not just international bodies and city-states that are targets. the "washington post" reported the nsa broke into communication links connecting google and yahoo! world offices. the story was based on documents obtained from nsa leaker, edward snowden. the nsa denied the tactic saying it gets data from such companies only through court orders. of course, all this comes after german chancellor angela merkel learned the u.s. had been monitoring her cell phone for years. now france and spain want to know if their calls were tapped too. vinita nair, cbs news, new york. >>> passengers on a delta flight have finally reached their destination this morning after an unscheduled stop at a very remote airport
security director at the office of director of national intelligence. he's held this position since may of 2013 after serving at the central intelligence agency from 1981 to 2013. as the assistant director of special security director, he is responsible for leading the oversight and reform efforts of security clearance process on behalf of the director of national intelligence, we thank you for that. we thank you for your -- all your service to our country and joining us today. next witness is steven lewis, director -- deputy director for policy for industrial and physical security policy and office of the undersecretary for intelligence at the department of defense. the undersecretary of defense for intelligence is responsible for dodd's policies, programs, and -- d.o.d.'s polcy, programs, and guidance and related personnel and security. mr. lewis, thank you for your testimony today. we are clited to note, i mentioned doctor in the audience today, his daughter, sarah, who for a number of years was my scheduler. she told me where to go every day with relish. i usually went there. ot alw
around the world will be making their own decisions. the director of the national security agency has been before a congressional committee this week taking direct questions about how his department collects intelligence. >> journalists who published snowden's leaked documents told cnn he does not believe general keith alexander when he insists the nsa is following rules. >> he's being very specific and talking particularly about the reports of earlier this week, tens of millions of phone calls in france and spain, and he said it's completely false. what is your reaction to that? >> notice what he did not off, any evidence for the truth of what he's saying this is, remember, an agency that is extremely beleaguered in the middle of an intense scandal, both at home and abroad. it is an agency whose top officials have a record of lying to the congress and to the american people through the media, including general alexander. and these claims, which i was astonished to watch journalists yesterday go on television and treat as though they were the gospel are accusations made without eviden
's word that the national security agency is routinely intercepting e-mail traffic between yahoo and google data centers. "the washington post" reported today it's being done jointly with british intelligence, and involves millions of records every day. the n.s.a. director-- army general keith alexander-- challenged the report, which surfaced from more material leaked by edward snowden. alexander said to his knowledge, the agency has not tapped the company's servers. two top german officials were in washington today, pursuing reports that the n.s.a. monitored chancellor angela merkel's cellphone. and in madrid, spanish prime minister mariano rajoy went before his parliament to address allegations that spain, too, was a target of u.s. surveillance. >> ( translated ): the key is to clarify what happened and generate confidence because without that, it is very difficult to work for the rights, liberties and security of our citizens. i hope we will get this. we have already requested the appearance of the head of spain's intelligence services and he will appear in this chamber as soo
security agency, the nsa, has secretly tapped into those company's servers overseas. though the nsa denies the report, it's the latest reason for americans to question their privacy and the broad reach of our intelligence community. we'll get more from cnn's chief national security correspondent jim sciutto. >> reporter: explained in this simple hand sketched drawing, complete with a smiley face, maybe a newly disclosed way the nsa is monitoring the internet. "the washington post" citing documents stolen and released by edward snowden reports the intelligence agency has tapped into the communications link such as undersea cables connecting yahoo! and google data centers around the world and because those links are overseas, they can do so without any oversight from the u.s. government. the nsa chief delivered a partial denial. >> this is not nsa breaking into any databases. it would be illegal for us to do that. >> reporter: as did a written statement from nsa to cnn saying "the assertion that we collect vast quantities of u.s. persons' data from this type of collection is not true" but th
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